SWFLW 2022: SWFL women’s team undefeated following opening day of female football championships

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Rennie Meadmore (SWFL) prepares to pounce during her side's win over Peel in Mandurah on Thursday.
Camera IconRennie Meadmore (SWFL) prepares to pounce during her side's win over Peel in Mandurah on Thursday. Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times

The SWFL women’s team are in the box seat to play in Friday’s grand final at the Rio Tinto country female football championships in Mandurah, after winning all three of their Pool 1 matches on Thursday.

As it stands, a win over Great Southern — who finished second in Pool 2 — on Friday morning would be enough to send Maxwell Jetta’s team through to the decider.

Despite an unblemished day in terms of victories, it was not all smooth sailing for the SWFL women’s team.

Forced to bring in last-minute replacements to cover 2022 Nola Marino medallist Katie-Jayne Grieve and Kloe Bassett, the South West side were dealt another cruel blow late in the day, with Emma Borinelli (vice-captain) appearing to have suffered a serious collarbone injury.

Aside from a straightforward 9.4 (58) to 1.0 (6) win over the Goldfields in their second game, the SWFL were challenged at times by both Peel and Kimberley — which is a testament to the growth of female football in regional WA.

However, as predicted, class within this experienced side rose to the top, with Charli Wicksteed, Harmony Staszewski-Hose and Trinity Brown just a handful of quality contributors across all three matches.

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SWFL results (Day 1)

SWFL 4.2 (26) d Peel 2.3 (15), SWFL 9.4 (58) d Goldfields 1.0 (6), SWFL 4.2 (26) d Kimberley 1.1 (7)

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